Taking Control of Your Mental Health

By Kayoneil Wilson

Staff Writer 

Mental health has become a serious topic of discussion over the last two years due to COVID-19. With lockdowns, losses of friends and family members and isolation, students have suffered from stress and mental health issues. 

It is crucial to have a positive mindset during a pandemic because it allows you to cope with stress from everyday activities. According to mentalhealth.gov, maintaining positive mental health can include:

  • Getting professional help if you need it
  • Connecting with others
  • Staying positive
  • Getting enough sleep
  • Developing coping skills

The FDU community has made an effort to support students, faculty and staff during this time. 

The Student Counseling and Psychological Services (S-CAPS)  hosts a program, “Meditation and Mindfulness,” every Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. on Zoom for anyone interested in joining their mediation group to learn different mindfulness practices that can help students de-stress. This program will continue throughout the fall semester ending Dec. 15. 

As a part of the S-CAPS series of personal development workshops, the following events will occur throughout the rest of the semester.

A program on Mindfulness in Diet and Exercise will teach students, faculty and staff how to include and practice mindfulness to improve diet and eating habits in addition to workouts:

Tuesday, Nov. 9 from 4 – 5 p.m. via Zoom.

Thursday, Nov. 11 from 12- 1 p.m. located in Giovatto Library, Sammartino room.

Another program on Resilience will help individuals learn how to overcome such things such as adversity during difficult times and also how to create a protective mechanisme to stressful life events: 

Tuesday, Nov. 16 at 4 – 5 p.m. via zoom 

Thursday, Nov. 18 12 – 1 p.m. located in Giovatto Library, Sammartino room

Meditation and Mindfulness Zoom: 

  • Day/Time: Wednesdays 4 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
  • Meeting ID: 967 0349 3564 

Mindfulness in Diet and Exercise Zoom:

Resilience Zoom: 

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Take a time out for your mental health

Art by Kayoneil Wilson